The Teaching Profession

Strategies for strengthening teachers and their working conditions

Teaching Innovation: New School Staffing Strategies Inspired by the Pandemic

School staffing strategies that developed during the pandemic, the conditions that enabled them, and how educators overcame barriers to the innovations

A Policymaker’s Playbook for Transforming Teaching

The District of Columbia Public Schools’ transformation of teaching into a performance-based profession

Q&A: Goldhaber on the Teaching Gap’s Troubling Consequences

Why low-income students are often stuck with the least experienced teachers

Educators and ESSER: How Pandemic Spending Is Reshaping the Teaching Profession

A comprehensive picture of state and local ESSER spending on the educator workforce

Master’s of None: The Fallacy of Advanced Ed Degrees

The questionable practice of rewarding teachers for earning advanced degrees

Q&A: Kraft on Why Reforming Teacher Evaluation Has—and Hasn’t—Succeeded

The push to improve teacher evaluation and resistance it has encountered

Scaling Reform: Tennessee’s Statewide Teacher Transformation

Tennessee’s redesign of its teaching profession

The Teaching Profession

By the Numbers

Teacher Starting Salaries 20-21

  • $32,495

    Average starting salary for teachers in Montana

  • $56,313

    Average starting salary for teachers in DC

Source: National Education Association

Principal Stress During the Pandemic

  • 83%

    Principals who reported frequent job-related stress last school year (2020-21)

  • 59%

    Principals who cited supporting teachers’ mental health as a main source of stress

Source: Learn Together Surveys

Teacher Hours

  • 54

    Median hours worked per week by the typical teacher

  • 25

    Median hours spent teaching students

Source: The Merrimack College and EdWeek Research Center

The Teaching Profession

All Work

Research Notes: Evaluating the Impact of Teach for America: Two New Studies

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Research Notes: The Rise and Fall of the Teaching Profession

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Webinar: Solving the Teacher Shortage Challenge

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Research Notes: How Teachers Influence Students’ Post Secondary Outcomes

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Tackling Teacher Shortages With Targeted Strategies

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A New Strategy to Solve the Substitute Teacher Crisis

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Educators and ESSER: How Pandemic Spending Is Reshaping the Teaching Profession

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How the 100 Largest School Districts are Using Covid-Relief Money for Teachers

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Second Time’s the Charm? Repeat Student-Teacher Matches

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Does Teacher Professional Development Improve Student Learning? 

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Take Away Students’ Cell Phones to Rebuild Belonging

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The Churn

The latest leadership changes in the education sector

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